- First Emergency Trauma Training workshops roll out to remote communities across Australia
First Emergency Trauma Training workshops roll out to remote communities across Australia09/03/2023 – Education, News
Early trauma care on the scene of accidents can mean the difference between life and death, especially when critical care can be hundreds of kilometres away. CareFlight in partnership with Nutrien Ag Solutions are bringing lifesaving skills to regional Australians. Read more about this partnership here.
The first batch of these training opportunities has rolled out into regional NSW, Victoria, and WA, with more to come across the NT, SA, Tasmania and Queensland in the coming months.
One of the most important links in the chain of survival is the first responder on the scene. In remote properties, they often are not paramedics or healthcare professionals. But being able to provide lifesaving care in that situation to stabilise while waiting on specialist help can mean the difference between life and death.
CareFlight has partnered with Nutrien Ag Solutions to provide Emergency Trauma Training for 180 remote and regional communities across the next three years. These workshops upskill locals with the experience and education they need to save lives and prepare for incoming critical care.
The Nutrien Emergency Trauma Training has already reached communities in Moree, Narrabri, Wee Waa, Gunnedah, Dubbo, Narromine, Warren, Goulburn, Moss Vale and Yass in regional NSW.
The Victorian workshops included Kyneton, Dimboola, Sale, Traralgon, Alexandra, Mansfield, Benalla and Corowa, and the remote WA communities scattered across the state who benefited from the training included Merredin, Wyalkatchem, York, Narrogin, Geraldton, Mingenew, Coorow and Moora.
Click here to read how farmer David Cockbain was able to put his trauma care training in to practice.
About Nutrien Ag Solutions
With 4,000 employees across Australia, Nutrien Ag Solutions is the largest provider of agricultural services and inputs to farmers in Australia. Nutrien operates across every corner of the country and is a key member of the rural and regional communities in which we live and work.